Inoue Yakata (Shiga)
The site was the home of the Kagami who established Hoshigasaki Castle in the Kamakura Period. After the end of the Kagami clan it seems to have been occupied by the Inoue, a branch family of the Sasaki. Their descendents still live there today. See Hoshigasaki Castle for more details.
I have often introduced a fortified home (yakata) and mountaintop castle pairing that was common in the Sengoku Period. Hoshigasaki Castle and the Inoue Yakata is another. The Inoue Yakata is one of the better preserved yakata sites I've seen. The nearly 3 meter high embankment and deep trench is quite impressive.
|English Name||Inoue Yakata (Shiga)|
|Castle Type||Fortified Manor|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Access||Shinohara Sta. (Tokaido Line), 35 min walk to Ryuo Michi-no-eki, 10 min walk. Also, bus from Yasu Sta. for Mitsui Outlet Park stops here|
|Visitor Information||private residence, moats only observed from outside|
|Time Required||15 mins|
|Location||Ryuo, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 5' 6.29" N, 136° 5' 5.93" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2023|
|Admin Year Visited||2022|
|Admin Visits||May 3, 2022|